Episode 149 – ” Skiing Romance With Nia Simone”

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Nia Simone


After two weeks off (one week thanks to a nut case in chicago) we are back. This week we have Nia Simone on the show to chat about being an author, blogger and someone who love skiing!

Some questions we asked:

  • What is your publishing experience?

  • How does your own writing tie together with editing John’s work?

  • Why do you write Romance?

  • What are you working on now?

  • What are some of the things you’ve learned in your first couple years of being published?

Somewhere Far from Iris is a drama about a depressed man who goes back to his hometown to sort himself out and has to confront an explosive situation that is related to the mystery of his heritage. http://amzn.to/1oKLtHG

The Light at the Bottom of the Garden is a mystery about a governess who goes missing, perhaps because she followed the legendary Min-Min Light, which is based on the real unexplained phenomenon of a bright light that hovers above the ground at night in certain areas in the Northern Territory and, as folklore goes, has tempted people to follow it and never return. Link: http://amzn.to/1q0vi6z

Bitter Bread, is a drama about a reclusive severely scarred man who moves to a small town after his wife’s death and finds himself embroiled in a labor dispute that forces him to become involved with the community and to discover his true worth. Link: http://amzn.to/1vBXdw0

Left of the Rising Sun, is an adventure survival story of a boy who survives a small plane crash in the outback of the Australian Northern Territory and decides to walk 300 kilometers home.

Her short Romance story, The Last Straw. Link: http://amzn.to/164srhC

The Last Straw

Nia has a short romantic novel that will be released as part of The Wild Rose Press’ Lobster Cove series due out soon.



Quit writing. What if you just quit the damn book, quit the damn project. Just quit writing all together. What would you do with the free time? What would your days look like if you weren’t obsessing over the next novel?

Word of the Week:

From A.Word.A.Day

with Anu Garg





1. Agreement or accord.
2. A combination of sounds pleasing to the ear.
3. The repetition of consonant sounds, especially at the ends of words, such as
 st in the phrase first and last.


Via French, from Latin con- (with) + sonare (to sound), from sonus (sound). Ultimately from the Indo-European root swen- (to sound), which also gave us sound, sonic, sonnet, sonata, and unison. Earliest documented use: 1430.


“Chin said the stance was in full consonance with the policy of the party.”
Jacob Achoi; SUPP Reconciliation ‘Bright’; The Borneo Post (Malaysia); Mar 23, 2014.

Tortured Sentences:

American that don’t have health insurance go through many diseases that are affecting their body. The diseases in which Americans begin to suffer would be there teeth.

Americans after 3 years of not getting regular dental checkup, converts from healthy teeth to rotten decaying teeth, that normally start to fall apart all together.

Shout outs:

Check out Nia’s writing partner and friend: John Holland. http://poetrysansfrontieres.weebly.com/index.html

Damien on holiday!

Have a wonderful vacation and we will return on October 25th

Shout out to Damien who can work a clock better than Catharine.

Shout out to Chicago, who knew?

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